Friday, December 13, 2019

We’ve all heard of them. They tell you who is at your door, whether your Amazon package has arrived yet, and even if something suspicious is occurring on your block. But which doorbell cam is the best for your home? These convenient options can all be voice-controlled through Alexa and have features that will make your life at home simpler.

Ring Video Doorbell 2
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with black and white interchangeable face plates

Ring Video Doorbell 2
While this is a bulkier option, it is one of the most popular and well known smart doorbells on the market. The Doorbell 2 alerts you whenever a visitor or the Amazon delivery driver has arrived and it detects any other motion on its 1080 HD video camera. Each camera purchase includes a 30-day free trial of Ring Protect Plus subscription that will record and save your Ring videos for you. Unlike the first version of this cam, this battery easily slides out to be charged via USB cable.

Ring Door View Cam
You can modify the motion sensors based on your home’s surroundings on the Ring Door View Cam

Ring Door View Cam
If you’re looking for a slimmer version of a Ring doorbell camera, this one’s for you. The Door View cam has similar features to the Doorbell 2, but also touts that it can detect when someone is old-fashioned knocking on your door, unlike the Doorbell 2. Just like the Ring Video Doorbell 2, if someone steals your cam, they’ll always replace it.

Arlo Audio Doorbell
The wireless Arlo doorbell camera can be easily installed with your existing doorbell chime

Arlo Audio Doorbell
At just under three inches long, the Arlo is the most compact smart doorbell option available. Although this camera is audio only, you can easily upgrade to video with the Arlo wireless camera. The Arlo has several cool features—you can upload a series of pre-recorded replies that will play if you’re gone and visitors can leave a message that will go straight to your app. FYI, this doorbell cam requires the Arlo base station for installation.

Ewisee Wifi Video Camera
Connect the Ewisee to your phone through 2.4 GHZ wifi

Ewisee Wifi Video Camera
Like the Arlo, the Ewisee is a more affordable option. This cam has a passive infrared sensor to detect when someone is near your door. It also boasts a low power consumption and a battery that will last for six months. Plus, it has a video talk-back feature similar to the other doorbells on its 720-pixel screen.

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